PATH International NGO Jobs – Program Officer, Vaccine Access and Delivery

Organisation: PATH
International
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Job Tracking Code:  6673
About PATH:
PATH is an international organization that drives transformative innovation
to save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. We
accelerate innovation across five platforms—vaccines, drugs, diagnostics,
devices, and system and service innovations—that harness our entrepreneurial
insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity.
By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, working
alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest
health needs. Together, we deliver measurable results that disrupt the cycle of
poor health.
About VAD:
Vaccine Access and Delivery (VAD) supports the integration of vaccines
for public health impact and disease control in developing countries. We focus
on activities that facilitate vaccine introduction and widespread use in
national immunization programs, such as determining disease burden, conducting
clinical trials, establishing the health economics of vaccine use, raising
awareness of disease burden and the impact of vaccination, increasing availability
of technologies through licensing and commercialization, and advocating for
appropriate policies. In addition, we implement activities that improve the
accessibility of high-quality immunization services, including training,
supervision, health information systems, and immunization safety, logistics,
and communications.
Job Summary: The Program
Officer will provide technical expertise to improve elements of immunization
supply systems both globally and in Uganda. The Program Officer will manage specific
activities in Uganda and support the Senior Program Officer with strengthening
PATH Uganda’s immunization supply systems capabilities to help the country
achieve greater positive impact on immunization coverage, appropriate vaccine
management, and supply chain cost effectiveness. The incumbent will lead
specific studies to evaluate cold chain equipment and immunization supply
systems. S/he will also lead qualitative and quantitative studies to gather
field data on different aspects of the immunization system as well as work to
implement interventions to address areas of identified need (e.g., through
training or other means).
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • Gather, consolidate and analyze data.
  • Actively coordinate installation of
    required equipment for studies or interventions.
  • Obtain necessary permissions to conduct
    the proposed research in Uganda.
  • Present findings of the work to national
    and international audiences as needed.
  • Draft reports and obtain inputs and
    approvals from local collaborators on content.
  • Implement and monitor field evaluations,
    providing supportive supervision, as appropriate.
  • Support in the development of a training
    curriculum and provide training to study collaborators as necessary.
  • Actively collaborate closely with the MoH and
    UNEPI including identification of appropriate study sites, study
    logistics, and data sharing.
  • Draft and review study protocols, pilot
    test protocols, and ensure appropriateness of protocols for ease of study
    implementation and efficiency in gathering required data.
  • Collaborate with national stakeholders
    including representing PATH on steering committees to strengthen the
    immunization supply systems and ensure coordination of resources and
    efforts to support the EPI program.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should preferably hold a
    Master’s degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Supply Chain or any other
    health related field
  • At least five years’ experience working with immunization
    programs at central and peripheral levels
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the public
    health context, including MoH structure, policies, and procedures,
    particularly immunization, experience working in supply chain or
    logistics.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and oral communication
    skills
  • Strong research skills in both qualitative
    and quantitative research methods.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability
    to work effectively with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, generate data
    driven reports and work efficiently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office
    Suite applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Possess the ability to manage multiple
    tasks, set priorities, work independently, and maintain a high level of
    accountability. 
NB: You must currently have
legal authorization to work in Uganda.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join PATH
International are encouraged to Apply Online at the web link below.
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